Current Events

Announcements

Death Announcements

We are saddened to announce the death of Rose Dominguez, the wife of Deacon Juan Dominguez, class of 2008. Rose died on July 11, 2018. May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

We are saddened to announce the death of LaVerne B. Sanford, wife of deceased Deacon James Sanford, class of 1986. LaVerne died July 9, 2018. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Events

Widows and widowers of the Diaconate community are invited to a special Mass of Remembrance at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St. Francis Borgia Church, 8033 W. Addison St., Chicago.
Lunch will immediately follow Mass. The deadline to RSVP is Thursday, July 26. Please call the Office of the Diaconate at (708) 366-8900. 

Vicariate meetings scheduled

Vicariate IV: Meeting on Saturday, September 8, with Bishop Manz. Location TBD. 
Vicariate III: Meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, with Bishop Rojas at Our Lady of Fatima, 2751 W. 38th Place, Chicago.
All deacons and wives are invited to attend.

Sunrise service for Peace

The Black Deacons will once again be hosting a Sunrise Service for Peace
starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, August 25, at Oakwood Beach, 4100 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.
Click here for more details.

St. Lawrence Festival of Ordination

All deacons and wives are invited to attend the St. Lawrence Festival of
Ordination on Sunday, August 12, at St. John Church, 301 S. Cottage Grove Ave.,
Glenwood.

Join us as we recognize the 40-year class of 1978, the 25-year class of 1993 and
the newly ordained class of 2018. Mass will begin at 2 p.m. with Bishop Joseph Perry, auxiliary bishop of Vicariate VI, as the celebrant. A meal will follow Mass.

If you are able to help out as a volunteer, call the Office of the Diaconate at (708)366-8900.

Critical Conversations

Critical Conversations, which is required for all deacons in the Archdiocese of Chicago, will be offered in English from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Diaconate Office, 816 Marengo Ave., Forest Park. The program runs about 2 1/2 hours and includes a series of video vignettes and discussion on topics such as pornography, alcohol abuse and personal relationships in the parish.

To register, call the Office of the Diaconate.

St. Francis Dinner fundraiser

Every year, our Diaconate Community comes together to celebrate our patron saint, St. Francis. This dinner also promotes deacon fellowship, and is our sole fundraiser! Our St. Francis Dinner will be held on Sunday, October 7th. This celebration will be held at Elmcrest Banquets, 7370 W. Grand Ave, Elmwood Park, beginning at 4:00 PM. The price of the dinner is $50 per person for reservations and payments received prior to September 1. The price increases to $60 per person after September 1.

The dinner will include a cash raffle and door prizes. A mailing to all deacons and wives will be coming out in July. For more information, call the Office of the Diaconate at (708) 366-8900.